Garden and landscape design has taken a knock following the temporary closure of the Diana memorial 'fountain', but is alive and well in Castleford, where a scheme by Martha Schwartz will open shortly.
It is one of several schemes in a regeneration project for the town being filmed by Channel 4. A team from CABE, which is part-funding the exercise, took part in a review last week of proposals by architects including Sarah Wigglesworth and Renato Benedetti, both of whom are working on ways to engage the town with its river. Architect/ developer Roger Zogolovitch is a consultant to the project and is keeping an eye on proceedings.
Coincidentally, he is a member of the search committee for the new Architectual Association chair.